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  • Seattle, WA 98104


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In this class, students study the landscapes, flora, and fauna of the North Cascades, using watercolor and portable water-based media. Specimens from this nearby wilderness such as skulls, skins, and flora are brought into the studio for study and inspiration. Hashimoto also supplies students with her own photographs and encourages students to bring their own images, as well.

Students learn about nineteenth- and early twentieth-century plein air artists including George Catlin, Thomas Moran, and Abby Williams Hill. Additionally, students discover contemporary artists and outdoorspeople who continue to enjoy and preserve these wild and celebrated places. 


An artist and dedicated naturalist, Molly Hashimoto's most beloved places are America's parks and wild areas. When not painting or making prints, Hashimoto teaches for the North Cascades Institute and Sitka Center for Art & Ecology. She is recently published in The North Cascades: Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby, by Braided River Press and she writes about art, nature, and ideas at mollyhashimoto.com.

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$120 Frye members
$180 nonmembers

Watercolor, Forest, Learning Center by Molly Hashimoto